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Network icon keeps showing loading symbol and programs don't run

Q: Network icon keeps showing loading symbol and programs don't run

Hello, so this problem has happened to me before, and it's gone away before, but now it's back and it's staying for longer than it has previously. So the first thing I noticed is that in the bottom right on the toolbar, my network icon has the loading symbol around it. It doesn't go away unless I right click on it, in which case it shows that I'm not connected to a network. I can still open and run my browser, however pages like pandora or youtube don't load. Any program that connects online (such as games), and some that don't, refuses to open. I can't open Network and Sharing Center, or any page in Control Center for that matter. I also can't run any troubleshooters. I've tried restarting my computer in various safe modes including with command prompt, where I ran sfc /scannow. This brought up a message saying that some files were corrupted but could not be fixed. I also restored my computer to a previous time when my computer was working fine, and that fixed the problem until I restarted my computer the next day, when the problem returned. I know it's not my network that is the problem, my wifi works fine and I've double checked all the cables to my modem, router, and the Ethernet cable which I tried switching out. Sorry for such a long post and thank you to anyone who took the time to read it, also thanks in advance to anyone who can give me some advice.

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Ok, this just happened recently and I don't know what is causing it. I'll try to give u a brief overview of the situtation I'm in. XP used to be on my D driver (74gigs), it got screwed up (BSOD) at the time, I didn't know as much computers, so I installed XP to my C driver (4 gigs). This has worked pretty fine up until when SP2 was released. I can't install SP2 because XP takes up about 4 gigs by itself. Without SP2 I just have been running some extra firewalls so compensate.

Well about 4 days ago, I noticed whenever I open up my computer it takes like 7 or 8 seconds before the hard drivers appear. Then I went into network connections to look at my internet icon (to check the settings). I opened it up and nothing was there. The only thing there was on the far left it was asking me if I wanted to setup a network ( my internet is working on all the computers). I have ran 2 different spyware scans and found nothing, ran mcaffee scans and nothing. I can't restore my computer because all the restores got deleted when I was trying to free space on my drives.

Where do I go, usually I can solve tech problems but I mean this is beyond weird? What do I do first, if you need more information just ask because I really need some advice.

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ever since my last factory restore my network icon shows i am in a local access only but i have access to the web, like right now i am on this forum but my computer says i only have access to the internal network. i asked this question in the newsgroup and they said to make sure the services for the network were put down as automatic and that they were started, this is the reply i got:

Double check to make sure that you have the have the Services "Network
Connections", "Network List Service", "Network Location Awareness", and
"Network Store Interface Service" set to Started and Automatic. If these
are not, then it can cause the Network icon to not function properly.


Hope this helps,

well he was partially right, there was something not running and one of them was manual. but it still does the same thing, hope someone can help me. also it seems to occur mostly when my aircard is connected, it is pcmcia btw. it is from t-mobile and i disabled the wifi antenna on the air card since my laptop already has one and it (aircard wifi) is being a pain because it is trying to connect even tho my laptop antenna is connected, which it's why it is disabled.

edit: my apology i wasn't aware that the newsgroup and forum where interconnected but the issue is still not fixed, hope someone else has an idea

A:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

*bump* no one can help me further?

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Hello, I am new to SevenForums

Anyway so up until the beginning of the month my networking tray icon was working fine, showing the bars that show for WiFi and stuff... but now it just shows the LAN connection icon with a red "X" on top of it...

System Specs

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
6GB of RAM
AMD E-350 Processor 1.60 GHz

A:Tray Icon for Network always showing a red X?

Lets try flushing DNS cache and renewing your IP.

Flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file ...
Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click on the flush.bat file to run it as Administrator.

Your computer will reboot itself.

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i cant see the wireless network icon.please help.

A:wireless network icon not showing up

Open wireless network connection properties and there you will see option 'show icon when connected'. Tick it right and restart the connection.

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Hello again, seven forums

I have an annoying error

If you look at the picture below, you will see that my network icon shows that I am not connected, even though I am??

Does anyone know a way to stop this? It has been happening for a couple of days, over loads of reboots

A:Network icon in status bar showing not connected?

Did you recently change/update/install anything on the computer around the time this started happening?

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in the tray at the right hand bottom side of the screen, I usually have my Wireless internet Icon. and its just suddenly disappeared. I am still connected to the internet, but I like to see my connection speed and strength. I have no idea how to get it back there. I've tried going to show all connections -> then right clicking my wireless, then propeties, and turning on "show icon in notification area when connected", that dosen't work. I've also tried the classic drag and drop method, but it wont let me drop it into the right-hand side. The icon just isn't there anymore, its driving me insane. I can still see it in network places, but i want it back in the tray (i'm sure this seems abit silly to some people). Anyone got any suggestions?

Also i'm using Windows XP

Edit: I also forgot to say I got rid of an MSN virus that I was dumb enough to accept. its the one that says "is this REALLY YOU?!? then a zip file comes called Picts-XXXX (X = random number) I got rid of it by deleting a file, The file was called Jucheck... it was trying to hide itself as being a java file. and if anyone needs to know how to kill that annoying virus just go to:
start > run > type REGEDIT > click ok > then HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and delete the file called jucheck its location thing should be "%System%\dllcache\jucheck.exe" the restart your computer then delete the rest of the pict files ... Read more

A:Wireless Network Icon not showing in tray

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My W510 right bottom corner network icon always shows as no network. and if I plug in the network cable, the wired and wireless icon and switch back and forward automatically. I am thinking my need to update the wireless adapter but I found there are four of them on the site and I don't know which one i should use. Anybody can help me? thanks     

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I have Wondows 10 and the problem is that the Network icon is showing "Not connected - Connections are available" but I'm conmnected to internet. But several applications (among them Microsoft Outlook) believes that there is no internet connection and then does not synchronize email. I already tried pretty much everything, I even reset my OS and the problem persists.

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I've tried everything to get it back. In my network connections, it only shows my local area connection. I can't connect to a wireless network, and my wifi light on my keyboard isn't even lit.
I don't have any switches or buttons on my keyboard either that would allow me to enable or disable wireless internet.
I do have a wireless card built into my computer, and I have been able to connect to wireless networks for the three years that I've owned this laptop. It basically just stopped working a few weeks ago.
By the way, it's Windows XP. Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?

A:Wireless Connection icon not showing in Network Connections window or Taskbar

Anyone have any idea how to get my Wifi back?Click to expand...

Let's see if we can find where it went.

What is listed under Network Adapters in Device Manager? What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?

What is the brand and model of your laptop?

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Recently I've notice the admin shield on some icons that did not have it before. This is an example of the shortcut for CCleaner Attachment 148172 I have downloaded .exe files an it is on their icon too.

When I open task manager it has a button with the admin shield to view processes from all users. I don't know if it is an adjustment a Win update did or not. Can someone help and explain how I get rid of it? I have only one account on this PC.

A:Admin symbol showing

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Someone created a Word Document.
They inserted a symbol.
It was a Box.

When it was sent to someone else. Those boxes do not show up.

On my Word it does.

We were thinking a Font was missing but it seems those boxes comes from the Times New Roman Font.

Is there a setting that is not showing these boxes.

Whats weird is. On the users who do not show these boxes if you highlight where the box is and go to insert Symbol. It will show 3 empty Boxes that should have 3 squares.
The 4th box over is a n symbol.
So everything else seems fine.

A:Word Symbol not showing up

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Suddenly all our dropdown menus have a picture of a key in front of the information in the menu. Why does this occur, and how can I get rid of it? Windows 7 professional operating system. Thanks!

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I have a computer in my company that will not show carriage return symbols. We need to adjust one of the registry keys to fit Crystal Reports and within the value data, carriage return symbols are needed. What is strange is that this computer doesn't show carriage return symbols in any application, yet it is shown on other computers. Can anyone help?

A:XP not showing carriage return symbol

phi-nom said:

I have a computer in my company that will not show carriage return symbols. We need to adjust one of the registry keys to fit Crystal Reports and within the value data, carriage return symbols are needed. What is strange is that this computer doesn't show carriage return symbols in any application, yet it is shown on other computers. Can anyone help?Click to expand...
Maybe you could try using the character map to copy the symbol that you need and then paste it into your registry editing?

Start/Programs/Accesories/System Tools/Character Map


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This morning when I plugged my HP G62 into the mains nothing happened. I knew the battery was flat but there appeared to be nothing going through the charger. Several attempts later it started to charge and the machine booted up as normal. There were 18 windows upgrades to go through on restart and when the machine was back on again I noticed that the charging symbol was absent from the battery icon and has remained so ever since. Also, the battery seems to be losing power quicker than before.The machine is only 17 months old and I have had no previous problems.

A:Battery symbol not showing as charging when plugged into mai...

Hi, Have you tried the small arrow at the right hand corner ? Just click it,Click CustomizeSelect your prepered option Regards.   

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I have DL'd some freebie stuff for X-plane. [Aircraft - airports etc]
I have used a recommended installer to ensure correct file placement.
None of the new stuff will open in the program although it is itemised.
In WinExplorer each new file has a little lock symbol on the icon.

Can anyone explain this and how to deal with it?


A:Lock Symbol on File Icon

I am going to assume the last post in this thread should help you. This is the first thing Google found.

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Icon symbol issue when checking ?use this app for all .* files?,

Please, have a look on the screenshots which better explain my issue

I have *.loc file, and I wanted to open it once in Note Pad and then to get its symbol back to its initial state (no symbol for the file icon).

Unchecking the ?use this app for all ** files? never gets the icon back to its original state!

Is there a solution to get the icon back to its initial state (no symbol)?

Thank you



A:Icon symbol issue when checking “use this app for all .*

hello ,I think you need to make changes in file association ,just checking the use this app for all .loc files in your second last attachment will not do it as there isn't even another app in the list, to need to re-associate to app it belongs to ,and if my Googling is correct its belongs to a GPS program ,in the second last image it shows a more options link ,if you click that do you get you gps program in the list of programs to open the file

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For some reason, Adobe Acrobat Pro, PowerPoint, and QuickTime all have the default Windows "unknown" icon next to them on my Start Menu (and also on the taskbar if I open the program.) I thought I might be able to right click -> Properties -> "Change Icon" but it is greyed out and I can't even click on the "Change Icon" button.

Anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Some programs on start menu showing the "unknown" icon

Take a look at this post.

Generic icons

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So whenever I start my computer it shows my HP symbol but no the loading dots, and it just restarts and restarts, I've tried pressing ESC and resetting it but nothing works!

A:It just shows my HP symbol without the loading sign

Hello, The unit isn't posting, so so try doing hdd test, else check with different hdd on this unit. do memory test as well then if it's still same contact HP

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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I know that if you go under properties there are a lot of icons to choose from. I want a picture that I downloaded since I accidently deleted the .ico file in my download folder. It's a shortcut to a program. Of course I emptied the recycle bin!

A:How do I change the icon symbol/picture on desktop to my own jpg?

Redownload the picture you deleted, then go to one of the many websites which change jpegs to icon files. Put your icon in a place which is safe, then do the change icon procedure which you know about, choosing your icon file.

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After opening the case of my Lenovo T440s I got the "Bottom cover tamper detection" error and it wants me to enter the BIOS password after pressing "ESC". What makes me curios is the icon of a person / man next to the lock icon. Its unlike the supervisor password lock icon I was used too.It isnt accepting my supervisor password so is this different icon meaning that I need to enter the user password or something?For clarification: I know its my fault when I dont remember the correct supervisor password and in fact the mainboard needs to be replaced. I just want to know whats that icon about. Thanks in advance!

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hi, i think my computer has a quite serious problem, yesterday i tried to install a few programs n maybe one of them contains a virus, when i did the virus scanning, i found there's trojan virus there.
i cudn't open my c: or my documents, and almost all.

i tried to cleaned them up using my antivirus program (AVG 7.5, free ed)
and it works

after that, i tried to do another scanning, and the result shows that it has no viruses anymore,

fyi- before there was 8 file were infected, most of them are from system32

the new problem is, even though i can open all my drives like normal, but the icon of my drive c now has changed into a red cross symbol, as shown in the attachments, "screen"

and when i turn my laptop on, there's a box appears, shown in attachments, "error1"

can u please tell me what is going on with my laptop?
and what should i do?

thanks a lot.
waiting for ur reply


A:why does the icon of my computer (drive c) is changing to a red cross symbol?

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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Hi, I bought my Yoga 910 on may and its battery was charging normally until 3 days ago. Suddenly the charging symbol/icon in the screen start to oscillate between showing and not showing the plug - plugged and unplugged - every 2 seconds. The icon was blinking together with the charging led light (as the movie attached). I checked the cable for possible lose connection, but everything was in place.I checked also the battery on windows device manager, looking for some update, but everything was already up to date.The battery was not charging and now it is completely drained. Any help? Thanks,Paulo

Lenovo 910.zip ?1682 KB

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Dear Techguy support, I'm guilty for not ensuring my defenses were adequate on my son's laptop. There is currently a small sheild on the turn off icon whenever I attempt to turn off the laptop. I don't think it is suppose to be there. There is a note under it that tells me to click to install important updates and turn off my computer. Also, for some reason Internet Explorer icon is no longer on the desktop and I can't find it on the program list on the control panel. Not sure what happened. My son tells me he tried to reinstall it from online but received an error message saying there was a problem preventing reinstalling it. Below is my Hijackthis log. Please advise. Thanks .

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:34:41 PM, on 2/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\No... Read more

A:Unknown symbol on turnoff icon-possible spyware/virus?


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I'm running WindowsXP Professional on a Dell Latitude D600, and I recently swapped out my laptop base unit, due to a failure with the prior unit. I successfully swapped over all the peripherals from my old laptop unit (screen, drives, Wi-Fi, battery, etc.) and the laptop started up normally, with no problems.

While not a problem, I just now noticed that on Windows Explorer, under [file] Name column, I see that for everyone of the files listed, there a very small "green checkmark" or a "yellow exclamation mark" in the lower right-hand corner of the symbol that designates the file type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.). I've never seen that under Windows Explorer before, working this laptop - or any computer for that matter.

Anybody have an explanation for the mysterious symbols that have shown up, all of a sudden? Thanks.

A:Solved: Small Symbol w/File Name Icon in Windows Explorer

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Hello there,

I am trying to debug some Crash Dump Files and I have not been able to load the Dump file properly because the WINDBG says the following error :-

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Blueelvis_RoXXX\Desktop\030114-6531-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: *** Invalid ***
* Symbol loading may be unreliable without a symbol search path. *
* Use .symfix to have the debugger choose a symbol path. *
* After setting your symbol path, use .reload to refresh symbol locations. *
Executable search path is:
* Symbols can not be loaded because symbol path is not initialized. *
* *
* The Symbol Path can be set by: *
* using the _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. *
* using the -y <symbol_path> argument when starting the debugger. *
* using .sympath and .sympath+ *
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could... Read more

A:Symbol Loading Error In WinDBG while debugging dump files

In the debugger, add the symbol search path (file > symbol search path) and add


You can replace c:\symbols part with another directory if you want. That should help.

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I'm not sure where is the best place to post this, so if I should do it elsewhere, feel free to let me know.
I am having the following issues, together, throughout the last month or so, in Windows 7 on my laptop (a Dell XPS 13) :
- The wireless icon does not display the correct state of internet connection- it continuously seems to be loading, even after connecting to the internet.
- All system functions such as Device Manager, System Information, System Restore, etc., load VERY slowly, if at all.
- On Shutdown, it appears that explorer.exe does not close correctly, and require a froced close.

What did I do:
- I have ran diagnosis from the Windows partition during boot, including repair from the original Windows installation. Nothing came up.
- Virus scanning showed nothing.
- Going back a restore point (using safe mode) sometimes did the trick, but the issue came back after a restart or two.

I searched for similar issues, and could not find the connection between the wireless icon and the other characteristics I described. However, it appears they are all solved together. What should I do?
Thank you.

A:Wireless symbol always loading, all system functions work slower

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Do you use any other Antivirus Software ? ...

I suggest you run a full scan with Malwarebytes ...
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Would also be a good idea to do a System Scan ...
The Link below will help you achieve this ...
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also do you use any Registry Cleaners .. Or software for Maintenance ? ....

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Sorry I'm using my phone type this have hp pav laptop windows 7 64 bit and ran startup repair for 2 days and no go try reinstalling and gave me bunch errors its almost 3 yr old comp any suggestions or help I don't really jave money to take it in and never mad recovery disk. I was playing on fire fox when crashed and I got malware adivra advast I alsp sometimes get the instruction at 0x7797e02 refrenced memory at 0x00000000

A:crashes lots and wont even get past windows symbol loading

Hello wolf, and welcome to Sevenforums!

Perhaps your hardware isn't working. I'd start with the memory. Remove all but 2 GB of RAM from the computer and see if it boots. If it doesn't, replace the RAM with the RAM you have removed. If it boots, check each RAM using MEMtest: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - created by Jonathan_King

Remove the bad RAM.

Let me know how this goes.

If you can't download anything at the moment, use the built in windows Memory diagnostics: Memory Diagnostics Tool - created by Brink

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I migrated my installation from my laptop so save reinstalling a million apps again. All went as well as can be expected.

One thing I haven't been able to sort is that I have the "airplane" icon in the notification area and my desktop doesn't actually have a wireless card. If I move the mouse over the icon I get a message "wireless communications turned off".

Is it possible to change this back to the standard network icon?

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I have the log file to post after the description:

I'm working on this computer and I'm quite dumbfounded. It's running XP Home and it won't install Ad-aware, or Norton Anti-virus. I have not tried installing other programs.

I've ran the steps for posting a log, plus an online Norton scan and that comes up with 0 results for a virus. Spybot showed nothing.

Every time I try to run the Norton setup it will stop while initializing. When I run the Ad-aware setup it comes up with the error "Error 1327. Invalid Drive G:W". Now the W has a horizontal line running through it.

In the windows explorer the address bar will have this same symbol. "C:WDocuments and SettingsWUserWStartMenu"
It has replaced all \'s with a W symbol.

Kalim in the Windows XP forum suggested a possible java trojan and said to post a log.

A:Possible trojan - W symbol, Fails to install programs

Deckard's System Scanner v20070711.54
Run by user on 2007-07-18 at 16:43:35
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
40: 2007-07-18 20:43:42 UTC - RP288 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
39: 2007-07-18 20:27:54 UTC - RP287 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
38: 2007-07-18 20:17:35 UTC - RP286 - Restore Operation
37: 2007-07-18 19:31:27 UTC - RP285 - Installed Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter
36: 2007-07-18 19:30:53 UTC - RP284 - Removed Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-04-19 14:21:46 UTC - RP249 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as user.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:45:12 PM, on 7/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Sh... Read more

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I have at the office one Symbol MC50 Pocket PC that on three different occassions has dropped or completely erased three different programs that we have installed. Maybe there is a back up battery, like the battery on a motherboard, that keeps the memory going when the main power or the external battery is removed. Can this unit be repaired? Is it a battery or is it a mechanical problem? Please advise

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Really weird, see attachment.. Tried resetting the icon cache. It's like this on all of my desktop icons.. any ideas?

A:White 'File' icon showing over top of normal desktop icon

Hello JingleJangle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like your shortcut arrow overlay icon got messed up somehow. You can use either method in the tutorial below to restore the arrow icon. Method Two is the easiest way with the program.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this helps,

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I have a toolbar on my taskbar titled "Programs". It has about eight folders in it. I made another toolbar, and placed it directly adjacent to the Programs toolbar, to obscure the eight folders and force it to be a dropdown menu.

Trouble is, as soon as I lock my taskbar, right next to the arrow that displays the eight items of my Programs toolbar in menu-form, one of the eight items is showing up as an icon, as if the other toolbar isn't close enough to the Programs toolbar in order to completely obscure the eight items.

Here's what I mean in graphic form:

It's bugging me to no end. Anyone else had this problem/resolved it?

A:Toolbar on taskbar should only be showing an arrow but is showing icon

Hello thewonkits, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I notice this happens when using small icons for a toolbar. If you like, you could unlock the taskbar, right click on the dotted separator line to the left of the two top far left toolbars (one at a time) click on View and Large Icons, then lock the taskbar to see if that may look ok to you. It will make the top row a bit bigger though.

Hopefully someone may know a better way to hide that bit of icon poking out when locked.

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I have installed all wireless driver but my system is not connecting to Wifi it's not showing wifi icon and also showing no network device found in your pc

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Hi guys,
Today I went out and purchased a brand new modem and router. I set it all up no problem, and I gave the router (dual band) networks the same names as the old ones. However, they had a "2" behind them. Ie - "Network name 2" . This wasn't a huge problem, as it showed up correctly in the network viewing area, etc. However, it only showed up when I moused over the internet symbol in the bottom right of the task bar. Being slightly OCD, I decided to change it (even if the network names showed fine everywhere else). I used the information from this link -- windows 8 - Remove the extra number after the name of Ethernet connection - Super User
The steps I followed are those below:
3down voteaccepted
"I've finally solved this problem by deleting network profiles from regedit.
Source: Windows 8 Rename Network - Internet, Network & Security - Neowin Forums
The network profiles are stored under: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\

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answered Mar 28 '13 at 21:53


Thank you - your answer worked but don't forget to reboot. You can also RegEdit search for "Network 2" - notice that is TWO spaces. ? Daniel Sokolowski Jul 31 '13 at 3:24

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A:I'm connected to the internet, but network symbol says not

I found the solution. I'm sorry if anyone's time was wasted. To any admin, please feel free to close this thread. I will post solution below:

Delete / Rename Network Connections In Windows 8Thanks to Microsoft, Windows 8 doesn?t have an easy way to accomplish this same process. The link to modify or delete the connections is no where to be found. The only way to remove the connections in Windows 8 is to do so by using the registry editor.
1- To open the registry editor press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
2- Go to this folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles.
3- The Profiles folder will provide a list of all the network locations (past or recent) that you have used. Each network location is represented by a subfolder.
4- Here you can delete individual sub-folders to remove individual connections or if you?d like to delete all the connections simply delete all of the sub-folders within the Profiles folder.
5- To rename a network location, click on the corresponding sub-folder and edit the key named ProfileName. Input the new name for the network location.

*********** I simply deleted the subfolders themselves and then re-created the networks.

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Hi Guys,
I have recently been encountering an unusual problem. When I exit a program, start a new program from the desktop, or even boot up my pc, I am sometimes left with the loading icon replacing my mouse. When this happens, I cannot right or left click, or click anything on the desktop at all. I have to go to the start menu to access a program and when I scroll over this new program the loading icon goes back to the regular mouse, but the desktop is still unusable. I have checked my processes and nothing is using any CPU, I have scanned my computer with malwarebytes and it is clean. Here is my HiJackthis log. Any help for this problem would be much appreciated guys. Thanks in advance. Cheers!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:44:56 PM, on 1/10/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\Accelerometer\FF_Protection.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienSense\FATrayMon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
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A:Windows Shows Loading Icon When Nothing is Loading.

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Hi Guys,
I have recently been encountering an unusual problem. When I exit a program, start a new program from the desktop, or even boot up my pc, I am sometimes left with the loading icon replacing my mouse. When this happens, I cannot right or left click, or click anything on the desktop at all. I have to go to the start menu to access a program and when I scroll over this new program the loading icon goes back to the regular mouse, but the desktop is still unusable. I have checked my processes and nothing is using any CPU, I have scanned my computer with malwarebytes and it is clean. Here is my HiJackthis log. Any help for this problem would be much appreciated guys. Thanks in advance. Cheers!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:44:56 PM, on 1/10/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienwareAlienFXController.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\Accelerometer\FF_Protection.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienSense\FATrayMon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXSTM.exe
C:\Program Files\Alienware\Command Center\AlienSense\FATrayAlert.exe
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A:Windows Shows Loading Icon When Nothing is Loading.


Try a system files check first, as that is the easiest. Open a command prompt as administrator, and enter sfc /scannow.

Can you put a date on when the problem first started happening? If the SFC doesn't help, try a system restore to before that date.

Finally, if the first two suggestions don't work, do a repair install.

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I am facing a problem in all windows 8 machines that the network getting warning symbol in device manager after user locked for some time and when i scan for new hardware at the time it is getting running properly... daily i am facing the issue in user machines
is there any solution for this....

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The icons on the start menu and login screen are missing. how do i solve this?

A:Power Icon and Log Off Icon not showing

on the top right hand corner where the icons should be, there are only rectangular boxes

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I have been having an issue with my self built system, not sure if it is hard drive, virus or software conflict.

1- A month ago I started experiencing slow start up and afterwards there would be system hangs and the HDD light would be on for a while before system response.
2- Last week started having black screen on start up then I would get the Windows start up screen for a split second then login screen comes up.
3- From Saturday I would have problems loading web pages. The page would load fully but there would be no functionality i.e cant click on links, videos wont play(have to reload the page for it to work), clicking on Google prediction links the browser hangs or crashes.
4- Today I have been getting Windows Explorer crashes when I open recycle bin.
5- Biggest problem though is programs are not showing in Programs list in the Control panel but all programs start up normally but.
6- Of late games have been also stuttering. Battlefield 4 mantle also stopped working now using DirectX and GTA 4 not loading textures.

Any help will be appreciated

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I have never used File and Settings Transfer Wizard, Windows Media Player, or SQL Server Configuration Manager. I noticed them today after leaving Secunia PSI running for 2 days after hearing about the Java exploit. How could these show up if I've never used them?

A:Programs I've Never Used are showing up in the Commonly Used programs in Start Menu.

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Today I decided to install some stuff on my computer as it was out of date..

I installed Java, Flash player and adobe reader X but when I go to add/remove they are not showing up in that section? Has anyone any suggestions or advice as to why this is happening?

Thank you.

A:Recently installed programs not showing up in add/remove programs?

Did you reboot?

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I recently installed free version of GIMP Photo Program to try it and I actually haven't done more than open it once. I mention this because it's the only recent change I've made as far as photo programs go.

I went to open one of my screenshots and it opened with GIMP, which I don't want. I went to Start/Default Programs so I could set the default to one of my other options. Those options would be IrfanView, Photoshop, Windows Photo Gallry, Fastone Image Viewer, Paint or Paint.NET or this GIMP.

The only options which show up under Start/Default Programs/Det Default Programs are IrfanView and Windows Photo Gallery. Why don't the other photo programs to appear there?

A:None of my photo programs are showing up when I open Default Programs

If you sceroll all the way down there should be an Other ... entry. Use that to browse for the executable you want.

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I'm trying to download Microsoft Home & Student 2010 onto my HP Laptop. It gets halfway through the installation & then says that it can't finish because it found another version of Microsoft already on my computer. I checked my computer, but it doesn't have any Microsoft listed as being installed on my computer. How can I uninstall it, if it's not listed under the installed programs list?!?!

A:Programs aren't showing up on the installed programs list...

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I don't know what has happened. After installing Daemon Tools, I restart my computer and none of my startup programs run. I try 3 system restore points where this wasn't occuring and it still happens. When I click any desktop icons other than things like My Computer, Control Panel, etc. they are not opening. What has happened and what can I do? The only programs I've installed recently are TeamViewer 4, a game called Archlord, SWiSH Max 2, and that Daemon Tools. What can I do?

A:Help! Vista Premium x64 suddenly not loading programs on startup and no programs run!

I would try un-installing the programs one by one. If un-installing them does not work....go into safe mode and try removing them. If that does not work, I would use system restore to go back to when your computer was working. Good luck.

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This is a problem that started with the last windows update (which included an update for my wireless network adapter which I have since rolled back).

My setup is as follows: I have a dual band router. The 5Ghz band's SSID is (for example) Testg and the2.4 Ghz band's SSID is Testg2.

When I click on the network status icon and hover over the Testg connection, it shows the SSID as Testg2. When I go into the Manage Wireless Networks and open the properties for this connection, it shows the SSID as Testg.

I have fooled around with renaming the connections as all of a sudden one showed up as Test 2 3 with the SSID of Testg

Currently I have three connections listed in manage networks: Testg, Testn, and Test2. Testg and Testn (Testg was previously Test 2 3 renamed Testg) and Testn (previously named Testg renamed to Testn so I could rename Test 2 3) both show the SSID being Testg. The Test2 connection shows the SSID of Testg2.

Looking at this information by left clicking and hovering over the connections on the network status icon, they show as follows: Testg shows an SSID of Test2, Testn shows an SSID of Testg, and Test2 shows an SSID of Testg2.

Why is the SSID different for the same connection depending on where I look at it and is there a fix for this?



A:Network status icon and manage networks icon show different SSID

Well, due to other issues (thank you Cnet download for installing all kinds of malware on my computer with the program I was trying to get), I had to use a system restore to get rid of something that took over my computer and it also fixed this issue. I used a restore point from before the Windows update that I installed.

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